Yui Aragaki

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Yui Aragaki
Native name 新垣結衣
Born (1988-06-06) June 6, 1988 (age 26)
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Genres Pop-Rock Music, Pop Music, Romantic film
Occupations Singer-songwriter, model, actress, voice actress, radio host
Years active 2001–present
Labels Warner Music Japan
Website Official Site

Yui Aragaki (新垣 結衣 Aragaki Yui?, born June 6, 1988) is a Japanese idol,[1] model, actress, singer, voice actress and occasional radio show host.

She is particularly recognized for her beauty[2] and her movie projects.[3]

Career[edit]

Aragaki won the Film prize at the 45th Golden Arrow Awards in 2008.[4] Her tremendous number of movie shoots as well as the preparation for her debut album resulted in her suffering from work-related stress[5][6] in 2007.

Outside acting she also released her first album, Sora, and the single "Heavenly Days", a song from Koizora. "Memories", the theme song for Tokyo Serendipity, was included in her debut album. She also performed at Budokan.[7]

She was also the co-hosts for popular radio program Girls Locks in 2010-2012.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title
2005 Sh15uya
Dragon Zakura
Onna no Ichidaiki!
2006 True Love
Kanojo no Koibumi
Gal Circle
My Boss My Hero
2007 Papa to Musume no Nanokakan
2008 Code Blue
2009 Code Blue Special Episode
Smile
2010 Angel Bank
Code Blue 2
2011 Zenkai Girl
Ranma ½
2012 Mou Yuukai Nante Shinai
Legal High

Films[edit]

Year Title
2007 Waruboro
Koisuru Madori (Tokyo Serendipity)
Koizora (Sky of Love)
2008 Fure Fure Shojo (Cheer Cheer Cheer!)
2009 Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta (Ballad)
2010 Hanamizuki
2012 The Wings of the Kirin
2015 Kuchibiru ni uta o

Voice acting[edit]

Year Title Type Character
2006 Digimon Data Squad Anime series Yoshino Fujieda
Digimon World Data Squad Video game
Keroro Gunso Anime film Mirara

Commercials[edit]

Official photobooks[edit]

  • Chura Chura (2006)
  • A Happy New Gakky (2006)
  • Masshiro (2007)
  • Koisuru Madori (2007)
  • Gekkan Aragaki Yui Special (2010)
  • Hanamizuki Official Photostory Book (2010)

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Title Oricon Single charts peak positions and sales Album
Daily Weekly Debut Overall
2008/07/16 "Make My Day" 1 2 53,471 85,341 Hug
2008/10/15 "Akai Ito" 1 3 34,236 64,461
2009/02/25 "Piece" 6 7 18,204 25,283
2009/05/27 "Utsushie" 9 10 15,946 22,048

Albums[edit]

Release Title Oricon Album charts peak positions and sales
Daily Weekly Debut Overall
2007/12/05 Sora 2 3 72,879 133,086
2009/06/17 Hug 3 5 22,540 40,704
2010/09/22 Niji 2 4 19,888 29,902

See also[edit]

Recognitions[edit]

2009 61st Television Drama Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress for Smile
13th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix Best Supporting Actress for Smile
2008 45th Golden Arrow Award Best Newcomer for Koizora
29th Yokohama Film Festival Best Newcomer for Koizora et Tokyo Serendipity
2007 50th Blue Ribbon Award Best Newcomer for Koizora, Tokyo Serendipity et Waruburo.[9]
20th Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best Newcomer for Koizora

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scholar Idol Ranking | Jayhan Loves Design & Japan". Jay-han.com. 2011-09-22. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Oricon: best face". Tokyograph. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Entertainment News from Japan: Aragaki Yui a Rising Star". Japan Zone. 2006-10-29. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Golden Arrow Awards: Aragaki wins big". Tokyograph. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Yui Aragaki Planet: Aragaki Yui by NewPaper". Aragaki-yui.blogspot.com. 2008-06-06. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  7. ^ "Yui Aragaki to debut at Budokan". Tokyograph. 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  8. ^ "Yui Aragaki Profile". 
  9. ^ "節目の50回 三國連太郎が新垣結衣にエール". Yomiuri Shinbun. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2011-06-05. (Japanese)

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